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19th December 2022

Rudgate Brewery’s first lager bags it’s very first award in bottle competition

Earlier this year the traditional brewery in the heart of Yorkshire took its first dip into the world of lagers by brewing and launching Pilsnor. A nordic themed lager inspired by European Pilsners. Now, seven months on from launching it, Pilsnor has picked up its first award – grabbing Gold in the SIBA North East bottle and can competition.

The original idea of brewing a Pilsner came from Managing Director Craig, “For several years we have been aware of a gap in our portfolio for a lager and decided to go with a traditional style as our first offering as it most suited our brewery and what we are all about. As we are primarily an ale brewer our knowledge of lager brewing is limited so we brought in Carl who has been a friend of the brewery for several years to assist us in this new venture.” Carl Heron, of Heron Brewing Co. was key in the development of the recipe.

Drawing inspiration from classic European Pilsners and using yeast from Berlin, our Pilsnor is deliciously crisp and clean tasting making for an easy drinking, tasty beer.

Rudgate Brewery are thrilled with the win, after having to postpone the first brew of the lager due to Covid, it feels like the hard work everyone put in has paid off!

The SIBA awards are renowned within the UK and so to win gold with a product we have never brewed before is a really great achievement.

For further information contact: Craig Lee. T: 01423 358382

Notes to editors:

Image of Pilsnor with winning badge attached.

Rudgate Brewery was established in 1992. The brewery is situated at the heart of Yorkshire in the Vale of York. The original brewery was situated in the former ammunition building of RAF Marston Moor Airfield. The name comes from the old Roman road of `Rudgate’ which runs through the airfield.

Press release from Rudgate Brewery.

For further information contact: Craig Lee. T: 01423 358382